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Coastal Helicopters

410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
+1 252-475-4354
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My wife and I drove out to OBX for the day as a birthday gift to her. We took the 20 min helicopter... read more

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William C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Costal Helicopters OBX

Unbelievable experience for my daughter and her friends. It was the firs time my daughter’s friends... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Abraham T
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Coastal Helicopters, Inc. offers Outer Banks helicopter tours and charters with chances to see popular OBX attractions, from the air, including the Wright Brothers Monument, lighthouses, fishing piers, shipwrecks, dolphins, schools of fish and more. The Outer Banks draws thousands of vacationers every year, but most people only see it from their beach chairs and car seats. If you want to experience the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the most unforgettable way, then an Outer Banks helicopter tour is exactly what you need! With room on the helicopter for three passengers, every seat is a window seat!
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“helicopter ride” (53 reviews)
“pilot larry” (16 reviews)
“schools of fish” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I drove out to OBX for the day as a birthday gift to her. We took the 20 min helicopter ride, and it was really an enjoyable experience. Steph and Larry were super friendly, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for...More

Thank William C
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We really appreciate you making the drive and joining us for the flight (and appreciate your flexibility with the scheduling). As it turned out, the day you flew was absolutely beautiful and we're so glad you enjoyed the experience. Loved the review, thanks so much.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable experience for my daughter and her friends. It was the firs time my daughter’s friends went on a helicopter flight and they had a wonderful time touring the OBX for an hour from the air. The pilot Larry was exceptionally nice and a wonderful...More

Thank Abraham T
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was such a pleasure to meet you and the girls - thanks so much for looking us up. Larry really enjoyed chatting with you all, as I did. We just hope that you can fill one of the seats next time you're in town!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The website that they contract with gir online bookings made a mistake and allowed me and my wife to book a flight but it did not show up in Coastal Helicopters computer. The staff didn't miss a beat and squeezed us in with no waiting....More

Thank james l
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad the helicopter trip worked out - it was a beautiful day to fly and it must have been meant to be. Thanks for joining us, and for the review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we’ve gone on a helicopter ride with Larry. Both times have been absolutely amazing!! You get to see most of the OBX, dolphins and other fish, and beaches. Larry even helped us spot our house! We 100% recommend these helicopter...More

Thank Sarah V
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for joining us for another flight - that helicopter flying is addictive and once people experience it, we often hear that they could do it all day. So thanks for the recommendations and come on back and fly anytime, we'll be here!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time flying with Outer Banks Warbirds in the T-6 Texan with Larry while my family was vacationing in the Outer Banks! I did the aerobatic flight and could not have been happier! Everyone at Coastal Helicopters is super nice and helps...More

Thank Brandon F
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad to hear you're ready for another adventure, although it will be hard to beat the T6 ride. Larry and I really enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to taking both of you next time. We really appreciate you taking the time to do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phil made our experience comfortable and fun. Booking a flight was very easy and the staff was super accommodating. They even took pictures of us before and didn’t rush through any part of the experience. My partner is terrified of heights but still enjoyed the...More

Thank CardiganButton
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the review. It's amazing how folks get over their fear of heights when soaring over the ocean in an open cockpit biplane! We sure enjoyed meeting you both, and do hope to see you again next time you're...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a 30 minute flight with Pilot Larry. We (myself, my wife and 9 year old daughter) had a fantastic trip from Manteo airport south and around Bodie Island lighthouse then back north along the beach to Nags Head pier. We saw some stingrays and...More

Thank Christopher M
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Well thanks very much! So glad you joined us on such a beautiful day to fly - great visibility in the air and the water, and it was fun flying past your place on the trip. Larry knows a lot about the area, and enjoys...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends visiting from Australia enjoyed the best helicopter ride over the Outer Banks, enjoying their view of the wild horses at Corolla and the beautiful views of the ocean & sound sides of the beautiful Outer Banks. Staff at Coastal Helicopters were extremely efficient and...More

Thank Mary K
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well, you four were the most fun we've had in a long time! So glad you looked us up with your friends for the flight, I think they will have memories that last a lifetime. Please look us up again so that we can get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I took the tour south on a beautiful day. I have driven to almost all of the places we flew over, but seeing Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head, Hatteras, Ocracoke and Portsmouth from above was fascinating! Larry was a fabulous pilot, answering our...More

Thank John J
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That was quite the trip, and it was an exceptionally beautiful day to fly. Glad you enjoyed Larry's commentary, and I actually had a great time editing the video, as we don't often get that far south, and I enjoyed the scenery as much as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to treat our twelve year old son to a helicopter ride over the OBX during our recent vacation. Larry took us on a breathtaking helicopter tour over Nags Head. He was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us tons of interesting...More

Thank cjordan053069
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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a treat for a twelve year old - that is a great age to encourage a career in aviation which is exactly what we like to do! Many thanks for writing the review and for the kind words. Enjoy the memories, and hope to...More

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Debbie S
16 May 2018|
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Response from FlyOBX | Property representative |
We would just try to reschedule on another day! We don't process payment until you fly so if for some reason we can't arrange another time for the flight you will not be charged.
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Brad47339
21 June 2015|
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Response from OBXHelicopters |
Hi there, thanks for asking about the tours. Please see our websites for more information , they have all the pricing, pictures from tours, etc. We charge per trip, not per passenger and adults and children are the same... More
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Michael L
14 March 2015|
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Response from FlyOBX | Property representative |
Hi, we have tours for every budget, starting at $42 per person with our introductory flight in the helicopter. Please see our websites for complete info. regarding prices.
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